A new cross-national measure of corruption
Laarni Escresa () and
No 7371, Policy Research Working Paper Series from The World Bank
A new measure of cross-national corruption is constructed based on the geographic distribution of public officials involved in cross-border corruption cases. A comparison is made between the Public Administration Corruption Index (PACI) and perception-based measures, considers the extent to which differences between them are driven by systematic factors, and concludes that they are not. As more data on cases of cross-border bribery incidents become available, the PACI will provide an increasingly valid cross-national measure of corruption.
Keywords: Corruption&Anticorruption Law; Government Diagnostic Capacity Building; Public Sector Corruption&Anticorruption Measures; Information and Communication Technologies; Crime and Society (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Journal Article: A New Cross-National Measure of Corruption (2017)
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